The State of Odisha has added highest number of mangrove forests in the country and third highest in total increase of forest cover between 2019 and 2021, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed on Thursday.
The rise in the Odisha forest area by 537.44 sq km between 2019 and 2020 is more than the 237 sq km growth during the previous two years.
The tiger reserves which recorded the maximum increase in forest cover in the last decade are Buxa in West Bengal with 238.8 sq km, followed by Anamalai reserve in Tamil Nadu by 120.78 sq km and Indravati in Chhattisgarh by 64.48 sq km.
The top five states in terms of increase in forest cover are Andhra Pradesh (647 sq kms, Telangana (632 sq kms), Odisha (537 sq kms), Karnataka (155 sq kms) and Jharkhand (110 sq kms).
Bhubaneswar: A review meeting regarding the use of funds under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) was held today in Bhubaneswar. Informing about the developments on the sidelines of the Steering Committee meeting of CAMPA, Principal Secretary of Forest and Environment department Mona Sharma said that 98 per cent of the sanctioned funds […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha is among the top beneficiaries of Centre’s CAMPA fund meant for compensatory afforestation. It has received more than Rs.5000 crore on this account this year which is much more than the share of bigger states like Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The fund, as evident from its nomenclature, is aimed at restoring […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If newspaper reports are to be believed Odisha government had diverted more than 14,475 hectares of forest land for mining purposes in the last one decade. The mineral-rich Keonjhar and Sunergarh districts accounted for the bulk of this land. Though compensatory afforestation is taken up through Campa fund it can never […]
Kolkata: A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands — slightly more than the size of Mauritius — could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted. “The overall predicted loss of forest cover by 2025 is estimated to be 2,305 km square in […]